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Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Happy weekend to you all! I’m guessing that many of you with school-age children will have a longer weekend with them since we’ll be observing Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. Therefore, I am including a couple of BONUS events for Monday, January 20th. Enjoy!

In my Top Picks for this weekend, you will find fun events to bring your kids to in the following towns: Barrington, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, West Dundee, and Wheaton. Best of all, they are all FREE or CHEAP! Please note that all of the events listed are drop-in and require no registration. And if they ask who sent you…tell them The Mommy did!

DISCLAIMER: The events posted below may change due to weather and other crazy circumstances, so I do encourage you to phone and/or check event information before heading out.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Event: Make a Majestic Craft for Bald Eagle Appreciation
Town: East Dundee, IL
Where: Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee
Age: All ages
Time: 9:00  a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Description: In honor of Bald Eagle Appreciation Day honored nationwide, stop in and make a special eagle craft you can take home with you. 
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-428-3661

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Event: Snatchabook Storytime
Town: West Dundee, IL
Where: Barnes & Noble, 1468 Springhill Mall Blvd., West Dundee (at Spring Hill Mall)
Age: All ages
Time:11:00 a.m.
Description: Enjoy a special story featuring The Snatchabook and more! Fun activities, a drawing for free posters and cookies will be served.
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-426-5614

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Event: Movie: The Smurfs 2 (PG)
Town: East Dundee
Where: Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee
Age: See rating
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Description: Enjoy a family-friendly movie.
Cost: FREE
Information: Web site or 847-428-3661

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Mommy by the River

About Mommy by the River: My name is Pamela. I’m a mommy who lives by the Fox River in Elgin, IL who has longed for a local resource that would tell me WHERE to go with my child that costs me either nothing or nearly nothing. Full Bio

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